More Buckeye dominance, the dangers of vaping, a New York Magazine prediction about the 2029 version of Columbus and more
As expected, the Buckeyes trampled Rutgers on Saturday, though the final score of 56-21 exposed some flaws in the defense, according to Rob Oller. This weekend the No. 2 Buckeyes host No. 9 Penn State — the most anticipated game since Wisconsin. ESPN's College GameDay will travel to Columbus, as well, for the Saturday noon game.
In this New York Magazine piece, part of "The Future Issue," writer Justin Davidson claims that the Hyperloop could turn Columbus into a suburb of Chicago by 2029. The story quotes William Murdock, executive director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission: "Hyperloop excites us: The environmental footprint is smaller, the right of way is narrower, and the noise impact is lower. ... We’re being cautious. But the more we learn about the technology, the more confident we are.”
The Dispatch launched a series on vaping over the weekend, and a story today looks at how vape companies have borrowed Big Tobacco's ad strategies by targeting youth and making deceptive health claims.
A Cleveland-area resident wrote a letter to the Plain Dealer saying that Cleveland needs to up its game to compete with Columbus. She attributes our city's superiority to former Mayor Jack Sensenbrenner, "a visionary."
Martin Lawrence is coming to the Schott on Feb. 21 for the "LIT AF" tour, which is a very dumb name.